Temporary closure of Jubilee Field Play area
Please note that Jubilee Field play area at Upton Cross WILL BE CLOSED from Thursday evening (April 19th) till Monday morning (April 23rd). We apologies for any inconvenience caused and for the short notice.
The closure is due to the eagerly awaited next stage in the rejuvenation of Jubilee Field play area! Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme gave Jubilee Field Recreation Committee money to install a 1.5 m running and cycling track around the edge of the Jubilee Field. Since the installation of the track involves a JCB and other earth moving equipment it was decide that the closure of the play area was necessary and the safest option for all.
Closure of Upton Cross shop and Post Office
Linkinhorne Parish Council is extremely disappointed at the closure of the shop and Post Office at Upton Cross. For several months prior to its closure on the 10th March 2018, irregular opening times and concerns regarding service have deterred customers from using the shop and led to some looking elsewhere for similar services. The recent social media commentary sadly reflects the experience of many local residents.
In consultation with the Parish Council, representatives of Linkinhorne Parish Hall and the Church have circulated a questionnaire to parishioners asking about the possibility of community run facilities to replace some of the services that the shop and Post Office have provided. Response so far has been encouraging and a Public Meeting, open to all, is planned for 17th April 2018, 7:30pm at Linkinhorne Parish Hall, Upton Cross.
Linkinhorne, a rural parish in South East Cornwall, stretches from the River Inny in the north-east to the expanses of Bodmin Moor in the west. The River Lynher meanders across the Parish through secluded valleys and by gently rolling fields.
The three largest villages are Minions, Rilla Mill and Upton Cross; there are also the settlements of Henwood, Linkinhorne and Bray Shop as well as dozens of other small hamlets such as Caradon Town, Downgate, Ley Mill, Plushabridge, etc.
The western parts of Linkinhorne parish lie on the eastern slopes of Bodmin Moor, an area of granite moorland, rising to over 380m above sea level at Sharptor, above the Cheesewring, a granite outcrop of apparently precariously balanced rocks. The highest village in the parish is Minions, at 302m asl.
Travelling east from the Moor, the land drops to the gentler hills and river valleys which cover most of the parish. Most of this land is agricultural or woodland; the climate is mild and rarely is there prolonged cold in the winter - snow and frost rarely lasting more than a day or two.
There are no major roads in the parish. Two classified roads, the B3254, running north-south and the B3257 running northwest-southeast cross the parish, providing road links to Launceston, Liskeard and Callington.